Just Food Conference 2016

March 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
525 W. 120th Street
New York

Our Request for Workshop Proposals is officially open! Just Food seeks proposals for both:

  • Workshops, which are 90 minutes long, are offered once during the morning or afternoon session, and held in classrooms that range from 30-100 people in capacity; and
  • Campaign Action Sessions, which are 45 minutes long, are offered twice (back-to-back) during the lunch period, in classrooms that range from 30-100 people in capacity. Campaign Action Sessions discuss a current campaign for equitable food policy, and give attendees a concrete way to take immediate action or get involved.

Workshop propsals are due December 21, 2015, and applicants will be notified in late January if their workshop has been selected. Just Food will select proposals based on the following conference objectives:

  • Highlight community-driven efforts to tackle racial and economic inequities in our food system.
  • Feature diverse speakers who don’t often have a mainstream platform.
  • Offer concrete tools, skills and learning opportunities relevant to grassroots groups.
  • Educate attendees about current strategies and opportunities to advocate for equitable food policy.

About the 2016 Just Food Conference

The annual Just Food Conference will bring together over 700 organizers, community leaders, CSA members, local food advocates, urban and rural farmers, food professionals, entrepreneurs, and members of the press to participate in a full day of trainings, panels, policy discussions, and good food. Just Food’s Conference programming covers national farm and food policy issues, approaches to urban agriculture, culinary and food preservation techniques, and strategies to mobilize communities in order to increase access to fresh, locally grown food.

The 2016 Just Food Conference will be held Sunday, March 13th, in partnership with the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University.

About Just Food

Just Food is a nonprofit organization that empowers and supports community leaders in their efforts to advocate for and increase access to healthy, locally-grown food, especially in underserved NYC neighborhoods. Since 1995, Just Food has convened major summits and conferences that educate and engage the public in local food, farm, and social justice issues. A pioneer in food justice and sustainable agriculture, Just Food emphasizes the role of community leadership and ownership of food projects, particularly in low-income communities. Just Food provides training and resources to community members so they can:

  • Launch Projects like farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) groups.
  • Educate their neighbors in fundamental cooking and urban farming skills.
  • Advocate to make their corner of New York City a healthier place ot live and eat.

For more information, visit justfood.org.